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Josh Saul

From Northampton, Massachusetts; beloved folk-rocker Stephen Kellogg returns to Mountain Stage this week with a band that includes Miranda Mulholland of the Great Lake Swimmers. He closes his set with crowd favorite "The Bear," on this week's all new broadcast.

Album artwork courtesy of Jordan Andrew Jefferson

Love. Positivity. Pop. Jordan Andrew Jefferson's newest release reflects his effervescent soul.

Brian Blauser

Outspoken and charismatic Native American activist John Trudell died this week. While Trudell’s triumphs and tragedies as an activist and leader are chronicled in this NYT obituary, Trudell was also an important musician, author, and poet who brought his songs and spoken word pieces to Mountain Stage multiple times. Larry Groce remembers:

Josh Saul

Singer and songwriter Craig Finn is best known as the frontman of the raucous punk-influenced rock band The Hold Steady. But in his solo work, Finn turns his focus to quiet themes of perseverance and redemption. Here he perfroms the song "Christine," from his latest album Faith in the Future.

Brian Blauser

The 2016 Grammy Awards Nominations are in! We're proud to see so many of Mountain Stage's guests on the list. Click on the artist's name to hear their recent performances on Mountain Stage.

Zoe-Ruth Erwin

After 24 years of playing sold-out shows, touring the world with the likes of Ben Folds and George Clinton, and releasing an album of cat meow covers, Guster's story is without a doubt a gusty one. We sat down with the alternative pop band's frontman to talk about Guster's newest record, their holiday music plans and their January 2016 return to the Mountain State. 

West Virginia Public Broadcasting's Mountain Stage is proud to announce its new partnership with VuHaus, a growing network of public media organizations who share a common mission to support emerging artists and to be a premier music discovery source for audiences around the world.

Josh Saul

Over the course of nearly half a century, NRBQ - which stands for "New Rhythm and Blues Quartet" - has earned the distinction of being one of the most finely tuned bands in America, with plenty of swing. Lead by founder and pianist Terry Adams, Scott Ligon takes the lead on the song "Waitin' on my Sweetie Pie."

Music in Motion Promotions / Mountain Stage

Are you a fan of music discovery? Then Record Store Happy Hour is the place for you.

Brian Blauser

For the Thanksgiving holiday, Mountain Stage revisits one of its favorite broadcasts of this decade - a 2011 show which featured Jason Isbell, James McMurtry, Blitzen Trapper and Matthew Sweet. The episode closes with a set from Dawes, who perform this song, "A Little Bit of Everything."

Brian Blauser

First Family of the Banjo Bela Fleck and Abigail Washburn return to Mountain Stage this week, with songs from the first album they've recorded together as a duo.

Brian Blauser

Combining influences that range from 60's folk and bluegrass to classical and indie rock, Massachusetts-based quartet Darlingside perform lush, cinematic songs around a single microphone. Here they perform "God of Loss" from this week's premier broadcast of Mountain Stage.

Derek Cline/ Inside Appalachia

So how do you say Appalachia? This week, our episode is about the many different accents, and pronunciations, of Appalachia. Many of those interviewed for the show said they have very strong feelings about pronunciation.

Inside Appalachia’s host Jessica Lilly found six known pronunciations of the word Appalachia. Yes, that's right, six different ways to say it:

Brian Blauser

Incendiary slide guitar master and Louisiana native Sonny Landreth returns to this week's broadcast of Mountain Stage, with a song he wrote for his fellow survivors of  Hurricane Katrina: Blue Tarp Blues.

Joni Deutsch

Between ghosts and ghouls and Grace (Potter), last night's Spooktacular edition of 'A Change of Tune' was a real (skeleton) body of work.

Josh Saul

Heed Larry Groce's words, folks: John Mark Nelson is going places.

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Mountain Stage w/ Larry Groce has announced one more live show scheduled before the end of 2015. Tickets are $20 in advance and $25 day of show, available today beginning at 10am on MountainStage.org, by phone at 877-987-6487, locally at Taylor Books in downtown Charleston and also at the upcoming live shows.

Can't make it to this weekend's Mountain Stage? There's a stream for that!

Josh Saul

Even though he's just in his early 20's, Twin Cities based indie-folk artist John Mark Nelson's name has already begun to be mentioned alongside other longstanding Minnesota musical heavyweights like The Jayhawks, Trampled by Turtles, Low, and Dan Wilson.  Here he performs "Dream Last Night," backed by his own band, recorded live on the campus of the North House Folk School in Grand Marais, Minnesota.

Josh Saul

"Bramble Rose" was the title track on Tift Merritt's widely-acclaimed debut album, which was released in 2002. And just this year, Don Henley chose to kick off his long-awaited album of country songs with his own version of "Bramble Rose," which also featured vocals by Mick Jagger and country superstar Miranda Lambert. She revisits the song during this week's broadcast of Mountain Stage, recorded live in Cook County, Minnesota.

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